In accordance with Title 9, Chapter 4, Section 10569, of the California Code of Regulations, each person receiving services from a residential alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility shall have rights which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. The right to confidentiality as provided for in HIPAA and Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2. (Client Confidentiality Agreement Provided to all Admits).
  2. The right to be accorded dignity in contact with staff, volunteers, board members and other persons.
  3. The right to be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations to meet his or her needs.
  4. The right to be free from verbal, emotional, physical abuse and/or inappropriate sexual behavior.
  5. The right to be informed by the program of the procedures to file a grievance or appeal discharge. The right to be free from discrimination based on ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability.
  6. The right to be accorded access to his or her file.
  7. The right to take medications prescribed by a licensed medical professional for medical, mental health, or substance use disorders.
    1. Each client shall review, sign, and be provided at admission, a copy of the client rights specified in subsection a
      1. through a (8) above. The program shall place the original signed client rights document in the client’s file.
    1. The program shall post a copy of the client rights in a location visible to all clients and the general public.
    1. The follow-up after discharge cannot occur without a written consent from the client.
    1. Any program conducting research using clients as subjects shall comply with all standards of the California Research Advisory Panel and the federal regulations for protection of human subjects (Part 46 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations).
  8. To be free to attend religious services or activities of his or her choice and to have visits from a spiritual advisor provided that these services or activities do not conflict with facility program requirements. Participation in religious services will be voluntary only.
  9. The right to be informed by the program (licensee) of the law regarding complaints, the procedures to file a grievance or appeal discharge, including, but not limited to the address and telephone number of the Department of Health care Services